China, Russia Would Win Coding Olympics: HackerRank
If there was such a thing as the coding Olympics, China and Russia would rank first and second and the United States would be 28th, says HackerRank.HackerRank, the company that helps companies find top-notch software development talent by ranking programmers based on their coding skills, poses the question of which country would win a coding Olympics. Although the United States dominated the recent 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, HackerRank took a look at the data it has compiled on programmers from different countries around the world and concluded that China and Russia would come out on top of a coding Olympics. The United States would not even win a medal, according to the HackerRank data. "If we held a hacking Olympics today, our data suggests that China would win the gold, Russia would take home a silver, and Poland would nab the bronze," wrote HackerRank's Ritika Trikha in an article on the company's website. "Though they certainly deserve credit for making a showing, the United States and India have some work ahead of them before they make it into the top 25." Yes, that's right. According to HackerRank's data, the United States ranks 28th and India ranks 31st among countries with the best programmers—behind Poland, Switzerland, Hungary, Japan, France, the Czech Republic, Canada, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile and a bunch of other countries.
Trikha said HackerRank regularly posts new coding challenges for developers to improve their coding skills and thousands of developers from all over the world come to participate in challenges in a variety of languages and knowledge domains. The HackerRank community has more than 1.5 million ranked developers—with rankings based on a combination the programmers' accuracy and speed.